Autumn Conference 2021

Subject to Government legislation, the Autumn Conference will be held Monday 27-Wednesday 29 September 2021 at Celtic Manor, near Newport, Wales.  It would be helpful if you could hold these dates in your diaries for now.  Booking details will be issued in the coming weeks.

Update from the HMC Conference organising team (26.04.2021)

The dates for the conference are Monday to Wednesday 27-29 September 2021 (NB: this is slightly earlier than in previous years). The conference will be held at the International Convention Centre Wales, Newport, South Wales, with accommodation and dinners at the Celtic Manor Resort – a 5-minute walk from the conference centre.

We are hoping that the conference can go ahead face-to-face as normal, and are planning along those lines unless government guidance makes it impossible. With that in mind, we are also developing contingency plans for both a hybrid conference (i.e. with some members on site, and the option to watch sessions online for those who cannot be with us in person), and a fully online conference. The team at Head Office will monitor guidance between now and September, and we will communicate any changes to you immediately, should that be necessary.

Richard Backhouse, HMC’s Chair for the 2021-22 academic year, has planned a stimulating and varied programme with formal and informal opportunities for networking throughout. The HMC Member Services team will send you an email with links to the conference programme and online booking form before May half-term. Please do send any queries to [email protected] in the meantime.

We are all looking forward to seeing you in late September for what we are sure will be an exciting conference, and a very welcome opportunity to meet up again with friends and colleagues.


hmc-icon_teal_speechA welcome and introduction to the HMC Autumn Conference 2021.



hmc-icon_orange_speechThree days of stimulating debates, keynote speeches and expert led workshops.


hmc-icon_pink_speechBiographies and background information on this year's speakers.



hmc-icon_green_speechA range of expert led workshops for delegates.

Exhibition & Sponsorship

hmc-icon_lightblue_speechFor information about exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Conference organising team



hmc-icon_darkblue_speechInformation about the International Convention Centre Wales (ICCW) and Celtic Manor Resort.


For any further information about the Conference, please contact the Conference organising team via: [email protected]